Pizzarella Opens in CDO!


Buon Giorno, Kagayanons!

Here comes another food place for us all! Are you ready, CDO? ??

Opened 5 years ago, Iligan City’s local pizza bistro, Pizzarella, is here in Cagayan de Oro City! Awesome, right? Here comes another pizza place in town! ?☺️ 


Pizzarella opened last May 26, 2017, 10 AM at Bike Avenue, Corrales St. in front of The Nest. They are open from 10 AM until 10 PM (Monday to Saturday) and 2 PM to 9:30 PM on Sundays. Visit their Corrales branch and try their famous Madcow pizza and the new, mouthwatering Chicago Deep Dish. CDO Info had first-hand experience and it is so worth it! ?

(Clockwise) Polpa, Fino, Spinto, Madcow
Chicago Deep Dish – Spinto
Chicago Deep Dish – Spinto

If you are at Divisoria area, they also have a Kiosk branch at the Grand Central. Takeout orders are from 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM. You need to contact them at these numbers for your takeout or pickup orders, 0975-109-9013 (Corrales) or 0975-109-9012 (Grand Central). They do not take orders through Facebook.


As of now, they have 2 branches opened in Iligan City and 2 branches in Cagayan de Oro, a total of 4 store branches. I hope they open more here in Mindanao and eventually venture out in other cities of the Philippines.

For more info, promos or updates, please like Pizzarella CDO Facebook page. You can also find the complete menu and pizza description when you visit their website at


Mission: Every bite exquisite. Every meal unforgettable. Every experience legendary.

Bigby’s Café and Restaurant Opens New Branch at SM CDO Downtown Premier!

CDO Info - Bigbys Cafe and Restaurant - SM CDO Downtown Premier

Another Bigby’s branch is opening!

Yes, fellow Kagayanons, you really heard it right! 

You can start your own Foodie Goals here at Bigby’s! Come home to Bigby’s!

Bigby’s Café and Restaurant is opening its new branch at the Level 4 of SM CDO Downtown Premier mall on May 28, 2017, 10 AM.

CDO Info - Bigbys Cafe and Restaurant - SM CDO Downtown Premier

For more updates on their opening, please follow their Facebook page Bigby’s Café and Restaurant and their other social media account.

Check out the image below for more surprises!

Visit and dine at their new branch on the first week of their opening from May 28 to June 03 (10 AM to 9 PM) and you might win instant prizes. Check out the image below.

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Pepper Lunch at Centrio Ayala Mall CDO


Hello there, Foodies! Here’s another restaurant for you to enjoy! Can you guess it?

Pepper Lunch is now in our very own Cagayan de Oro City!

Pepper Lunch is a Japanese restaurant that serves quality, fast food-type food which originated in Japan in the year 1994. It is situated here at the heart of the city, at the east wing of Centrio Ayala Mall’s garden and is one of the 200+ outlets scattered around SouthEast Asia. The restaurant itself has good ambiance and very welcoming, perfect for chillin’ with family and some chit chats with friends.

Pepper Lunch CDO
Teriyaki Beef Pepper Rice with Egg

They assure all customers too that the food will be warm even if you will not eat it right away or having some talk with friends. They have this state-of-the-art plate wherein the food will stay warm. This plate is electromagnetic which is heated up to 260 degrees Celsius in a minute. Careful of the hot plate, guys!

Pepper Lunch CDO
Shimofuri Pepper Steak
Pepper Lunch CDO
Beef Sukiyaki with Udon
Pepper Lunch CDO
Goma – Black Sesame dessert

If it is your first time to dine at Pepper Lunch, we recommend you the Beef Pepper Rice worth Php 198. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a shot of the Beef Pepper Rice so bear with this image. 

Pepper Lunch CDO

Do you like salads? Try their Shake Shake Salad (Php 99) too!

Are you a Pepper lover? Get their loyalty card, dine and enjoy points where you can get rebates. 🙂

Verdict:   A sumptous dinner, that was! The food, price and ambiance – all the worth! BURP! Opps!

Disclaimer: Prices may change prior to notice.


Kumbira 2013 – An Annual Fiesta Event

Kumbira 2013 is on its 17th year to date and it’s happening on August 14-16, 2013 (3 days) at The Atrium, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. It’s dubbed as the longest running culinary show and has helped promote the local food service industry to world class standards. It is a professional and student culinary show and live competition that promotes healthy competition and camaraderie with different hotels and restaurants and schools. It is showcasing many activities like food and beverages competitions, trade exhibits, seminars and many more!

The theme for this year is “Negosyo Kulinarya – Building Home-grown Brands“. It will showcase the local products of Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao, as well as promote them to the country and eventually, worldwide.

Kumbira 2013 - CDO

KUMBIRA also showcases the talents of the chefs and food service personnel from the different hotels and restaurants in Mindanao. Students also participate in the culinary festival and live competitions lending inspiration to these budding talents. KUMBIRA is also the home of the Mindanao Chef Wars, a regional elimination of a live team competition of the NATIONAL FOODSHOWDOWN.

“We hope that Kumbira will add another attraction to Cagayan de Oro, not just as tourist adventure destination, but also as a culinary highway promoting the city to food enthusiasts all over the world,” – COHARA President Nelia B. Lee

Join us as we witness the display and live culinary show through Kumbira 2013. To talk about it online, please use the hashtag #Kumbira2013 on your social media posts. The event is organized by COHARA (Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association).

For more Updates:

Kumbira 2013 Schedule of Activities –
Kumbira 2013 Schedule of Seminars/ Cooking Demonstration and Business Talk –

17th Kumbira 2013

source: COHARA Facebook page, PIA Region X